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hamncheez FRNZ's article
Feb 27, 2017 at 7:49
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NZ Champs 2017 - Race for the Sleeve
ya, won on 'outdated' marz suspension!
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 8:12
Feb 23, 2017
Counterpoint: Do We Really Need E-Bikes?
All I can think of is this http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/11870586/
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 7:18
Feb 22, 2017
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
@jclnv: No, I've only demoed a few plus tires. However, I want a bike thats fast rolling. If I was learning towards a plus bike, I would probably look at the 650b enduro since it comes spec'ed with those lightweight 2.6" tires, or I would check if a Transition Patrol can fit 2.6" tires. Have you ridden those tires? Could you give a review VS a traditional sized 29?
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00
Feb 22, 2017
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
@jclnv: The trails I ride are steep and fast. Its not about grip for me, and from what I've ridden of 650+ it would squirm in the corners and and grip less on the high speed straights. Plus I would tear or pinch a sidewall every 3rd ride
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 21, 2017 at 11:35
Feb 21, 2017
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
@Nizhoni: Do you know if the new 2017 Enduro 650b link could be put on the 29, and would it have the same effect?
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 20, 2017 at 17:06
Feb 20, 2017
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
@j-t-g: Ya, I've been looking at the Evil. I'll probably end up with the specialized enduro though since i can get it through my shop, and I don't know if Evil does industry discounts
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 20, 2017 at 14:17
Feb 20, 2017
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
@j-t-g: I see what you mean. The problem with the Specialized bikes is that since they use that shock yoke you can only offset one side. I wonder if you can do the 650b trick with the new bike, using the new 650b shock yoke. What you say about the Slash also makes sense; I imagine that would keep the BB about the same height and just steepen things up, but at that point maybe an SB 5.5c or Canfield Riot would be a better option.
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 20, 2017 at 11:23
Feb 20, 2017
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
The 9.8 is actually about inline with the lower build Evil Wreckoning.
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 20, 2017 at 11:17
Feb 20, 2017
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
Yes, plus our 'dated' enduro 29ers can still run a front derailleur, and it has some of the shortest chainstays in the business!
hamncheez mikekazimer's article
Feb 20, 2017 at 11:16
Feb 20, 2017
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
@j-t-g: Sorry, you meant offset bushings for this trek, I think. The issue there (that someone else commented about on this review) is that the seattube is already pretty slack, and offset bushings would slacken it even more. I also don't know if the HTA would get too slack if it passed 65 degrees.
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